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Three charged over unofficial Kelvingrove 'party'

Thousands turned up for the unofficial street party
Image caption About 6,000 people turned up to the unauthorised party

Three people have been charged with breach of the peace after a massive unauthorised party in Glasgow.

About 6,000 people turned up at Kelvingrove Park, on the day of the Royal Wedding, after the event was organised through Facebook.

When trouble flared, police made 22 arrests, with 11 officers being hurt.

The two men and one woman appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Five men and two women were also arrested over the weekend.

David Ward, 19, Sarah Jones, 19, and Liam Turbett, 21, were charged with breach of the peace, along with charges under the Police Scotland Act 1967.

The trio made no plea or declaration and were released on bail.

Earlier arrests

Seven people appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday in connection with the party.

Raul Valjak, 30, was charged under the Misuse of Drugs act and under the Criminal Justice and Licensing Scotland Act 2010.

Laura Jones, 24, was charged with assault.

James Nisbett, 24, Charlotte Cameron, 23, John Bennett, 34, and Scott McGuckin, 20, were charged with breach of the peace.

Dominic McGoldrick, 17, was charged under the Police Scotland Act 1967, as were all the others except for Laura Jones.

None of them made any plea or declaration and all were released on bail.

Safety concerns

Two teenagers organised the party through the social networking site, Facebook, but Glasgow City Council warned people not to attend, expressing concern over safety.

Although the party began peacefully, scuffles broke out and police officers moved in to clear the area.

Many of the 22 arrests were for alleged offences of breach of the peace and culpable and reckless conduct.

Glasgow City Council later said it spent about £25,000 in cleaning up the park after the gathering.

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